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Please help - Anxiety ? or something else?

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  • Posted By: joey2011
  • February 18, 2008
  • 11:38 AM

I have this strange problem for more than 4 months now..

I feel cold on the back of my head, on my forehead, my upper back and my center lower back. This strange feeling is accompanied by mild sweating/moistness on those areas. These dont happen throughout, but in episodes. Each time this starts, it lasts for like 10 minutes or slightly more.

This strange thing occures more when i'm discussing things over the phone, having indepth discussions with someone(basically when i think more i guess) or on those days which are more stressful in nature.

I do excercise a lot and i feel no weakness/fatigue/weight loss etc. i still run about 3 kms five times a week. However, i accept that i take lots of stress for everything. any smell ***n thing, and i'm worried. I'm worried that something will happen to me soon, and i though i dont fear death myself, i do worry about the people who are dependant on me... If something happens to me, they have no one else..

I've had night sweats on two occasions in the past four months. Both those nights were a traumatic experience with me waking up from an intense dream(so intense that it puts reality to shame) and then i sweat on the back of my head.. enough to make me turn the pillow on the other side atleast. My dream restarted from the point it stopped when i got up after i went back to sleep. I dont sweat if i get directly under the fan at those times. These night sweats terrify me now.. i just checked the kind of diseases that this thing is a symptom of.. and its very scary.. I dont have stomach problems, cough, fever or anything like that..

My symptoms surface if i'm just getting out into the sun. before i start sweating the normal way, i have all this symptoms.

I'm very worried.. cant concentrate on my work, what grave disease do i reall have? I'm scared to get a diagnosis because i dont know if i'll be able to take it if the doctors tell me that i have an uncurable condition.. My life is very miserable..

anyone out here with a good heart and some knowledge on this, please shed some insight as to what you think.. Its been very hard for me to muster up courage to ask you guys this..

Thanks a lot in advance..

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  • anyone please?
    joey2011 3 Replies
    • February 19, 2008
    • 03:48 AM
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  • What do you mean by your symptoms surface if your getting out into the sun?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 19, 2008
    • 08:08 AM
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  • What do you mean by your symptoms surface if your getting out into the sun? As long as i'm just sitting inside the air conditioner room(for my work), i'm fine.. But then i need to get out into the sun to go and get my lunch, or go into the pantry which is not air conditioned and a bit stuffy. Then i sweat slightly as expected, but while starting to sweat, i feel this coldness on my forehead, back of the head, back and lower back (every where around my brain and spinal cord i guess) and sometimes, this weird sensation of cold water droplets sprayed on my skin(mostly just below my lower back - this) accompanied by a lot of anxiety. Now i've learned to live with this and an onlooker might not be able to make out that i'm kind of fighting the battle of my life within, But this is bothering me a lot for thelast 4-5 months. thank you for looking into this, please let me know if you know of someone or anything about what can cause this..
    joey2011 3 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 05:09 AM
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  • FYI, i think i've been trying to quit smoking for the last 5 months now. I remember the first time i dropped the stub, a day and a half later was the first time i had this problem.. Then in a few days when things were clearing up, like an idiot, i picked up the ***n stub once again. I had no idea that these could be related though.. then i tried to quit once again and though i dont remember correctly, that might be when these sensations and anxiety became stronger.. Like i said, i had no idea that these could be corelated. Now last week i attempted to quit again and i felt very very hopeless (even waking up from a night mare with sweats) within two days.. now its slowly getting better.. I'll never pick up this ***n stub once again.. However, again, does anyone have any experience or know anyone who tried to quit smoking and drinking? just want to cross check..
    joey2011 3 Replies
    • February 21, 2008
    • 06:08 AM
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  • You never said if you were male or female. If you are a female in your 40ties, it is very likely that these are (pre)menopause symptoms. Menopause can cause hot flashes, coldness and anxiety and hot flashes seem to be aggravated with smoking and drinking alcohol. Men too can suffer from menopause. Their symptoms are very similar to those experienced by women during menopause, only much less intense. Common menopause symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, muscle and joint aches. Men also suffer from emotional symptoms like mood swings, irritability, depression, and listlessness.
    KnowSUMthings 153 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 03:54 PM
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